Yesterday, HitFix.com published some news about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie that was kind of all over the place, but the big news is…
John C. Reilly Could Play Rhomann Dey
According to HitFix, Rhomann Dey will be sort of the Agent Coulson for the Guardians, facilitating relations between them and the people of Earth. Now, here’s my issue with this: Rhomann Dey is not from Earth (He’s Xandaran), nor is he an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (He’s the leader of the Nova Corps!), so I’m not exactly sure how this could work. I love John C. Reilly, and I’m sure whatever they give him to work with, he’ll knock it out of the park. He’s always been a strong actor whether in a dramatic role or a comedic one. He’s not my concern. My concern is that the integrity of the character is in jeopardy.
Which brings me to my next point. The article also describes Yondu (unofficially being played by Michael Rooker) as a “space pirate” as well as the movie’s villain. Now, anyone who knows Guardians of the Galaxy should know that Yondu is neither of these things. He’s an archer and a founding member of the Guardians.
They also suggest that Lee Pace as another, unknown villain, who will switch sides, and begin preparation for a spin-off movie (possibly Nova, Adam Warlock, or Mar-vell).
Something is definitely rotten in Denmark. None of this information makes any sense. Of course, it could all be an elaborate red herring set up by Marvel to throw everyone off. Or the author of the article is a dumbass. Either sound more plausible to me, quite frankly. I’d hate to believe Marvel would have this little respect for its characters. After all, this isn’t a DC movie.
You can check out the original article here.